Sellers tend to overprice and spend a tremendous amount of effort trying to defend their price, even if the market doesn't support it.
Pricing a home correctly is a partnership between sellers and their agent, not a battle of wills.
When it comes down to it, the most important advice a real estate agent can give sellers is how to price their home. No matter how beautiful or well-maintained a property may be, how many upgrades it has or how well it shows, if a home is not properly priced, it’s going to be a tough sell.
The battle for agents most often lies with aligning what sellers’ think their home is worth with its true market value.
These disparate realities can be difficult to merge
Are the terms “real estate agent” and “Realtor” interchangeable? Those inside the industry know that they’re not, but they also know that it seems to be a bit of an industry secret — many consumers aren’t sure at all what the difference is between a real estate agent and a Realtor, or whether there even is one.
Here’s a guide to help explain how this real estate agent vs. Realtor thing works.
What is the difference between a real estate agent and a Realtor?
The titles “real estate agent” and “Realtor” are often used interchangeably.
Why do people use the terms interchangeably if they mean different things?
Because using the term “real estate agent” can be a bit clunky and wordy, those who may not be familiar with
When Linda and Todd Pendleton heard that their friends, Margie and Bill Frederick were thinking of selling their townhome in Sun City Summerlin, Linda suggested that they meet with me. They claimed to already have two agents in mind for the job. Reluctantly they met with me last Wednesday. After showing them what I and the Tonnesen Team/Berkshire Hathaway have to offer, they invited me back the following day to list their property. When I came back to my office the following note was in my inbox/email:
Bill and I are excited about you working as our realtor. We feel like we picked the best when we choose you. Looking forward to working with you.
Last July, I met with the Asemota family. Godwin and Angela Asemota were working with two other agents in town at the time. We had my standard buyers consultation and over the past 8 months, I have kept in touch. They were very happy that I sent them articles on not only what's happening in Las Vegas and but other pertinent home information too. This past Friday, we met again and they signed a Buyers Brokerage Agreement hiring me. After a day of house hunting, the Asemotas are convinced that I have not only real estate knowledge but an overall knowledge of the Las Vegas valley. I'm proud to call them my clients and because of my BBA, I no longer share them with any other agents.
Agents across the US are getting calls from would-be clients who realize buying is suddenly getting cheaper
Like an avalanche growing larger as it tumbles down a mountain, real estate agents are seeing swelling demand from buyers as mortgage interest ratesplummet and — contrary to what some observers previously expected — home buying actually gets cheaper.
The latest news of falling mortgage rates came Thursday, when a new survey from Freddie Mac revealed that the average for a 30-year fix-rate mortgage had dropped from 4.28 percent to 4.06 percent — the biggest single-week decline since 2008. The rate drops are tied to the Federal Reserve’s belief that the economy is poised to slow down, according to an economist from Freddie Mac.
We know how important we are to the transaction — it's time everyone else knows too
A vast majority of today’s consumers believe that selling real estate is an easy business. Many believe sites like Zillow provide all the information they need to locate the right house and close the transaction. Sadly, both groups are seriously mistaken.
There are three primary reasons consumers hold these beliefs:
The reality TV shows have glamorized the business of showing properties and writing offers without showing the behind-the-scenes work it takes to close a transaction.
Many of the technology companies promote the belief that an algorithm is the only thing needed to help a consumer locate and then
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